Best AK47 Loadout in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
The AK47 is the third assault rifle and this is the best AK47 loadout in Call of Duty Cold War you can equip so far. The guide will show all the details and the thought process that went through when choosing among the diverse amounts of attachments available.
As you can see from the video above, it is still extremely accurate against enemies 10 or more meters away. It is also potent for close-range hip-fire but it is all because of the attachments with the Gunfighter wildcard. Most assault rifles will need to use the Gunfighter wildcard because of the number of improvements each attachment can do to it.
Here are the best attachments to use for the AK47 and the thought process in picking them.
- Kobra Red Dot
- Sound Suppressor
- 20″ Spetsnaz SPK Barrel or 18.2″ VDV Reinforced
- Spetsnaz Speedgrip
- Steady Aim Laser
- No Stock
- Taped Mags
- GRU Elastic Wrap
For the optics, you can choose any of them except for those with higher magnification such as X2 and so on. It will help for longer duels but you can do the same with the Millstop Reflex or the Kobra Red Dot. Train yourself to fight with short optics in long-range duels.
Sound Suppressor is amazing as it hides your location in the minimap while shooting. It sacrifices a bit of damage and range but it is worth it if you like to hunt fast for kills.
While other attachments can reduce the number of hits it takes to kill an enemy by 1 shot in mid-range fights, it is also a viable option if you do not value concealment that much. The AK47 is already strong enough so its firepower is already decent especially with the next attachment.
20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel increases your overall damage significantly but sacrifices control over your recoil when spraying. Extremely difficult to control if you are fighting enemies from a long distance. It might make you want to just tap it a few times in that scenario.
The other option would be the 18.2″ VDV Reinforced if you have trouble with the control. The AK-47 is quite wild but powerful when perfected.
The Spetsnaz Speedgrip attachment adds more sprint speed and spray control which makes it a staple for the AK-47.
Steady Aim Laser for hip-fire accuracy which can happen more frequently in smaller maps or buildings. Avoid the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight since it slows your aiming speed. Aiming speed is a crucial advantage to have in duels.
The No Stock attachment is another staple for the AK-47 for the increase on sprint to fire time in exchange for hip fire accuracy. The AK-47 already packs a punch and dealing with enemies from point blank range will get you some advantage here.
Taped Mags is for faster reload without any reduction to any attribute. GRU Elastic Wrap to add flinch resistance and quicker ADS time but lowers sprint to fire time. You already have the No Stock attachment to help negate this.
Equipment, Perks and Killstreaks
Most of these choices do not have a big impact and you can choose any one of these based on your personal preference. There are a few perks that are a must-have which will be mentioned.
Use stun grenades, frag grenades and a SAM Turret. Swapping the stun grenades for smoke grenades can be viable for capturing points so it will depend on what type of game mode you are playing. It can be hard to secure points with multiple angles to cover and smoking a whole side of an area for a retake will certainly help your team.
The perks that you should use are Flak Jacket, Scavenger and Ghost. This combination will efficiently help aggressive playstyles. The other viable options are Tracker to replace Scavenger and Cold Blooded to replace Ghost. You can check out all the perks here.
Use the Spy Plane, Napalm Strike and Attack Helicopter for your killstreaks. You can swap most of the killstreaks but always keep the Spy Plane. Never include the RC-XD killstreak because it is just too slow for any game mode that allows players to respawn instantly.
AK47 Tips and Tricks
- The 20″ Spetsnaz RPK barrel adds enough damage and effective range that it negates the reduction from the Sound Suppressor
- AK47 can kill enemies with 3 shots to the torso at around 10-20 meters
- Make use of walls and cover when sprinting around the map
AK47 is one of the best assault rifles because of its high damage and ability to fight in much longer distances compared to its competition. There are multiple ways you can tweak the loadout but remember to always stick the must-have attachments mentioned.